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New build 14.4m Landing Craft

Thursday, 15th October 2020

PDL Marine are pleased to announce securing an order for a 14.4m Landing craft. The aluminium vessel has been purposely designed to suit the client’s specific requirements such as cargo loads, shallow draft and the ability to carry passengers as and when required. 

Working in partnership with Tony Kortens from Landing Craft UK, PDL Marine were approached to offer a vessel outside of the normal remits of a standard vessel due to a variety of tasks the vessel is expected to undertake. Tony Kortens said ‘‘we have worked with PDL Marine of a few projects recently and found that they always respond quickly with good workable solutions and therefore it made sense to task them with this project and see what they would come up with, as per usual they have not disappointed and gave our clients exactly what they asked for and within a short timeframe.’’

Designed by Bruce Roberts Europe, the vessel is to be fitted with twin 300HP OXE diesel outboards, a cargo load of 8 tons, two x 2000 litre fuel tanks, extra-long ramp and a draft of 0.5m and will be registered in Ireland. Edgar Van Smaalen of Bruce Roberts said ‘’I always look forward to the challenges of designing a vessel that has specific requirements that are outside of the norm and I am looking forward to seeing this vessel completed’’

PDL Marine boat builders pride themselves in being versatile, thinking outside of the box and responding quickly when a client approaches us as was the case with this vessel. David Rutter, the business manager at PDL said ‘’it’s always good news securing an order especially during these difficult times that is causing so much uncertainty not just within the industry. Signing off during maritime UK Week was an added bonus and we look forward to completing the build and delivering it to the client.’’

PDL Marine are based in Trafalgar Wharf in Portsmouth and specialise in vessel builds up to 24m in length in aluminium or steel with a wide and varied portfolio. 

For more information visit www.pdlmarine.com or contact sales@pdlmarine.com +44(0)2394 004832

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